Altering commercial patterns for a vinta
I feel a bit of a dill asking this but well I guess this is fairly anonymous so here goes.
I would like to use patterns which I already have and which fit me well but add different style lines . I understand the basics of dart manipulation in a pattern block but can I do this on a commercial pattern? If the style changes Iwant to carry out are independent of existing darts, can I just slash the pattern or a copy of it, and add seam allowances and sew it up again perhaps using my dressmaking form as a fine tune for fit?
The questions have been brought on by looking at wonderful tailored jackets from the 60s and 50s which dont fit me but have wonderful design details . I would love to be able to just use the patterns which I have which might have the same collar treatment but not the style lines I would like to be able to emulate . I would appreciate some insights into doing this .